|Date:||Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15|
|Time:||11:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Location:|| Belmont and Damen, Roscoe Village
2000 W Belmont Ave.
|Beneficiary:||Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce|
D.S. Tequila, Byron’s Win Top 2018 Burger Fest Awards
D.S. Tequila was the People’s Choice winner in text voting. And Byron’s won the 2018 Critics’ Choice Award voted on by local celebs.
Fire up the grills! At least a dozen Chicago eateries will be partners in the tastiest Patty Party around when Roscoe Village Burger Fest returns for its 12th mouth-watering year this July. Trust us when we say that they go to extraordinary lengths to impress burger aficionados.
And when you add in two stages of rockin’ music, arts & crafts and the action-packed “Kids Zone” area, sizzling hot is the only way to describe this wildly popular Windy City food and music street happening.
But wait, it gets even better! NEW IN 2018 will be a stand-alone “Remix” area within the fest that will feature the eco-friendly (and amazing) works of more than 20 artists whose nifty creations are made from used and recycled materials.
In addition, over the weekend visitors even have the opportunity to vote for Chicago’s Best Burger!
A $10 suggested fest donation benefits the invaluable programs and services of the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce.
Main Stage Entertainment
12:15pm - The Threads
1:45pm - The Fifth Star Band
3:30pm - Vinyl Theatre
5:00pm - Michael McDermott
7:00pm - Swizzle Tree
8:35pm - Lucky Boys Confusion
12:15pm - The Flat Cats
2:15pm - The Fox & The Hounds
4:00pm - The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club
6:15pm - AM Taxi
8:00pm - Big Suit (Talking Heads Tribute)
Damen Stage Entertainment
12:00pm - One Hot Mess
2:00pm - Don't Speak (No Doubt Tribute)
4:00pm - Breakfast Club
6:00pm - PurpleXperience (World's Best Prince Tribute Show!)
8:00pm - 16 Candles
12:00pm - School of Rock
1:30pm - Rosie & the Rivets
3:30pm - Hello Weekend
5:30pm - Rod Tuffcurls
7:45pm - One Night Band
2018 Participating Burger Vendors
Billy Goat Tavern www.billygoattavern.com
Legendary is an understatement for this burger emporium that was "born" in Chicago in 1934 by Greek immigrant William "Billy Goat" Sianis. From "Saturday Night Live" to movies to the Chicago Cubs' now thankfully removed curse, Billy Goat has been an iconic fixture in American pop culture. In 2018 they make their second appearance at Burger Fest. And, of course, so will offerings beyond their legendary "Cheezborger!"
Butcher & the Burger www.butcherandtheburger.com
A "Dash of Old-Fashion Butcher Shop With a Pinch of Culinary Artistry" is how this bustling Armitage Avenue eatery that returns to Burger Fest for its seventh year describes itself. It's an equally perfect characterization of their offerings. From breakfast sandwiches to pork, salmon and bison burgers, B&B takes pride in their eclectic menu. Then there is their spices, toppings and bun selections. B & B mixes both gourmet and traditional burger fare at this acclaimed patty emporium.
NEW! Byron's Hot Dogs
Don't be misled by the name! Family-owned-and operated, Byron's (with locations on Irving Park Rd. and on Lawrence Ave.) has been a Chicago fixture since 1975 with (trust us!) mind-boggling offerings far beyond franks. More than a dozen juicy burgers are on the menu. They include everything from double and triple cheeseburgers to veggie, turkey and steak patties.
D.S. Tequila Company www.dstequila.com
This Tex-Mex party spot on North Halsted touts itself as fun destination, and with their burgers, tacos and premium tequila concoctions, who can argue!? Their prime beef (and veggie) patties feature spicy and exotic ingredients well beyond traditional burger (and side) fare.
Fatso's Last Stand www.fatsoslaststand.com
Located on Chicago Avenue in Ukrainian Village, Fatso's started with the concept of a hamburger/hot dog stand and took it to the next level. It's a snack bar, a family place, and a late-night food haven. Be sure to check out their mouth-watering single (or double) "Fatso Burgers."
Located in Printer's Row, this popular South Loop "hops & hamburgers" pub (formerly Hackney's) re-opened with the Hax name in 2017. From patties and other sandwiches to incredible fries, the Hackney family has owned their eponymous restaurants for four generations. Horseradish cheese, guacamole, fried onion and applewood-smoked bacon are just a few of their tasty burger toppings.
Kuma's Corner www.kumascorner.com
Back for its second year, the iconic Kuma's opened in 2005 with its flagship location on Belmont and Francisco in the Avondale neighborhood just west of Roscoe Village. The popular (and sometimes raucous) food, music and drinking emporium now has four other Chicagoland locations, plus one in Indianapolis. Part of Kuma’s fandom (in addition to its heavy-metal atmosphere) is an offering of more than a dozen mouth-watering burgers including (what else?) the Led Zeppelin, the Metallica, the Pantera, the Slayer, the Mastodon and their eponymous Famous Kuma patty.
NEW! Luella's Southern Kitchen www.luellassouthernkitcken.com
Pimento cheeseburger anyone? Traditional Southern favorites are served at this non-pretentious Lincoln Square restaurant. Most every dish offering on the menu has an exotic punch of spices, seasonings or sauces that perfectly complement Luella's home-cooked friendliness and reputation for great food.
Mrs. Murphy & Sons www.irishbistro.com
This cozy Lincoln Avenue eatery in the North Center neighborhood has been a loyal and popular Burger Fest fixture for years. Open since 2005, they have a long tradition of hospitality. The brainchild of the late Jim Murphy, owner of the legendary Wrigleyville bar Murphy's Bleachers, this family-owned restaurant brings contemporary Irish, British and Scottish cuisine (including burgers!) to an authentic Dublin bistro setting.
Reggies Chicago www.reggieslive.com
This South Loop entertainment emporium, a popular Burger Fest mainstay, does it all: from food and cocktails to music and concerts. On Reggies' food front, burgers take center stage. Among their patty offerings (all made from Angus beef and cooked on an open-flame, wood-fired grill) are: BBQ Bacon, Texas Jalapeno, Chorizo and Mushroom Swiss burgers. Add to that their tasty hand-cut fries, and Reggies is proud to make yet another tasty Burger Fest appearance.
Select Cut Steakhouse www.selectcut.com
Select Cut has been a proud Burger Fest vendor from Day One. Located on Halsted Street near Diversey, they have a well-deserved reputation as a friendly, casual neighborhood eatery known for its top quality steaks and burgers. This includes both their award-winning steak burger and tasty namesake "Select Cut" burger. Seafood, ribs and more are also on their menu. Family-owned and operated, the owners take pride in making sure every customer is pleasantly pleased with their broad menu offerings.
NEW! Tandoor Char House www.tandoorchicago.com
Expect something exceptional with this new Burger Fest vendor. Located on Halsted near Wrightwood in Lincoln Park, brothers Fahim and Faraz Sarharia take great pride in the food of their parents who hail from India and Pakistan. As for their unique burgers, visitors will delight in a seasoned taste sensation like no other!
About the Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Since 1996, the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce has been working for Roscoe Village businesses. The Chamber is dedicated to providing leadership to help create the best possible place in which to operate a business, while enhancing the region as desirable place to live, work, and visit. The RVCC is a unique Chamber surrounded by 5000 residential residents. There are over 250 businesses in Roscoe Village boarded by Western, Diversey, Ravenswood, and Addison. Through a variety of programs the RVCC works to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the Village while supporting the growth of Chamber Member businesses. Visit www.rvcc.biz for more information.
Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Scroll down to apply online! Applying online is an easy and convenient way to become part of this festival! Paper applications are available at the end. Burger vendors are on an invite only basis -- if you're interesting in participating as a burger vendor, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.